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Featuring TCC professors, authors Bob Kunzinger and Tom Williams

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Sept. 2, 2010) – The third annual Books in the Park will include Tidewater Community College and its bookstore, Barnes and Noble at TCC, in conjunction with the Acoustic Music Festival at Town Point Park in Norfolk on Saturday, Sept. 18, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will host over 150 local and regional authors whose genres include Children, Teen, Mystery, Romance, Virginia History, Poetry, Self Help, Fiction, Non-Fiction and Science Fiction. The books featured at the festival will be available for purchase and authors will be on hand to autograph copies.

Featured TCC professors and authors Bob Kunzinger and Tom Williams will do readings and host question-and-answer sessions. TCC representatives will also staff an information tent and share free bookmarks featuring TCC’s 10th annual Literary Festival, set for April 11-14 with a focus on the environment and planet Earth.

Book enthusiasts will be able to explore an expansive book village, enjoy book signings, readings, discussions, demonstrations, outdoor reading rooms, a poet’s lounge, a cooking and sustainable living tent, a writer’s pavilion and, for the younger set, a Children’s Luau Garden and Craft Corner.

Festival guests can round out this special fall day with 10 hours of “free casual concerts” on eight outdoor stages from noon to 10 p.m. featuring more than 50 local, regional and national musicians and hosted by local music industry legends Paul Shugrue, host of Out of the Box on WHRV 89.5 FM, Barry Graham, host of Acoustic Highway on WHRV 89.5 FM and Hunter Hughes, host of Hunter at Sunrise on WHRV 89.5 FM.

Festival Quick Facts
Saturday, Sept. 18

Books in the Park: Noon-4 p.m. -- Acoustic Music: Noon-10 p.m.
Location: Town Point Park, Norfolk - next to Waterside Festival Market Place
Admission: Free, all welcome

For author lists, visit the web site of Festevents, coordinator of Books in the Park and the Acoustic Music Festival,


Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit